BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Baton Rouge nonprofit is looking for donors for its Christmas-time program helping senior residents and families in crisis.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge uses the program to match donor families, businesses and organizations with residents in need.

“Our program not only enriches our clients’ lives and Christmases, but donors say it makes their Christmas more meaningful too,” said Catherine Weidert, CCDBR communications coordinator. 

Five hundred families and clients were screened by the group beginning in September, Catholic Charities said in a news release. Donors who participate in the Christmas program can choose recipient families.

“With just a few clicks, donors can get started making a happy Christmas for seniors and families whose budgets cannot accommodate even simple gifts,” said Weidert. 

The deadline to sponsor a family is Dec. 8. Gifts will be delivered Dec. 12-15 and Dec. 18-19.

Donors can shop for items from a wish list or give gift cards. Catholic Charities said donors don’t have to buy everything on a family’s wish list as they’re meant to be suggestions.

Weidert said the program serves families in Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes.

Click here to sign up to become a sponsor in the Christmas program.

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